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Is this “The Year without a Winter?”

NOAA released their winter climate statistics yesterday.  They showed that for the lower 48 states, this past December through February was the warmest since records began in 1895.  The exceptionally warm December really boosted the temperatures this season.  It was Alaska’s second warmest winter, with averages more than 10 degrees above…
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Breathtaking pictures of Earth from the Space Station

In honor of Astronaut Scott Kelly’s return to Earth after almost a year in the International Space Station, I thought you might enjoy this selection of images of our planet that he took during his stay in space.  Several of them include big weather events.  You can see them at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-most-breathtaking-photos-from-nasa-astronaut-scott-kellys-year-in-space-2016-02-26?link=MW_home_latest_news….
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Dubai construction alters local climate

One of the ways that humans alter climate is by changing the land use of a particular region, leading to changes in the energy balance locally.  Some climatologists believe that the Southeast has lagged other parts of the country in warming due to the change from widespread bare ground crops…
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